Vasilikos power station

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Vasilikos power station is an 865-megawatt (MW) fuel oil- and diesel-fired power plant in the district of Larnaca, Cyprus.

Location

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Background

Vasilikos has three 130 MW steam turbines, one 38 MW gas turbine, and two 220 MW combined cycle units running on fuel oil.[1] EAC is evaluating the possibility of converting their two 220 MW combined cycle units to run on natural gas, a plan dating back to the original units' proposal.[2] Between July 2018 and 2020, Ramboll consulted with EAC to evaluate the units for conversion.[3] The decision also depends on the finalization of the new Cyprus LNG terminal.

Financing from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a new 160 MW combined cycle unit was achieved in 2020.[4]

According to reporting, once unit 6 is operational, it will contribute to ensuring sufficient generation capacity to support the shutdown of outdated oil fueled power plants.[4][5]

According to France 24, oil-fired units at Vasilikos cover "nearly two-thirds of Cyprus' needs, placing it among the worst EU nations for its use of fossil fuels in producing energy."[6] The new 160 mw gas-fired CCGT Vasilikos unit is expected to generate absolute carbon emissions of 380 gCO2 / kWh.[5] Depending on EAC's final choice in gas-turbine, it will also be able to burn 30-50% Hydrogen as part of its mix of fuels.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC)[8]
  • Parent company: Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC)[9]
  • Location: Mari, Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Coordinates: 34.72713, 33.28986 (exact)
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 865 MW
    • Unit 1: Heavy fuel oil-fired[10], steam turbine[11], 130 MW[10] (start-up in 2000)[11]
    • Unit 2: Heavy fuel oil-fired[10], steam turbine[11], 130 MW[10] (start-up in 2000)[11]
    • Unit 3: Diesel-fired[10], gas turbine[11], 35 MW[10], (start-up in 2000)[11]
    • Unit 4: Heavy fuel oil-fired[10], steam turbine[11], 130 MW[10] (start-up in 2005)[11]
    • Unit CC4: Fuel oil-fired[2] combined-cycle[1], 220 MW (start-up in 2009)[12]
    • Unit CC5: Fuel oil-fired[2] combined-cycle[1], 220 MW (start-up in 2012)[13]
  • Gross generating capacity (pre-construction): 160 MW
    • Unit CC6: Gas-fired[4] combined-cycle[4], 160 MW[4] (to start up in 2023)[7]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Vasilikos Power Station, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, accessed Mar 31, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Vasilikos Power Station Phase IV: Environmental Impact Assessment, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Jun 2005
  3. Vasilikos Power Station, Ramboll, accessed Mar 31, 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Cyprus: EIB backs 160 MW Vasilikos power plant to support Cypriot energy transition, European Investment Bank, Dec 18, 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Energy suffocation on the cards in summer 2023, numerous power cuts to be expected". in-cyprus.philenews.com. Retrieved 2021-12-30.
  6. "Sunny but isolated, Cyprus toils to boost green energy". France 24. 2021-11-02. Retrieved 2021-12-30.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Vasilikos Power Station - Unit 6 Phase V - CCGT, 1x160 MW". Tractebel-Engie. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  8. Powerstation Capacity, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, accessed Mar 31, 2021
  9. About, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, accessed Mar 31, 2021
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 "VASILIKOS POWER STATION". Electricity Authority of Cyprus (Κεντρική σελίδα). Retrieved 2021-12-30.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 "Vasilikos Power Station". Wikipedia. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  12. Annual report 2009, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, 2010
  13. Annual report 2012, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, 2013